Friday, August 31, 2012

Blog Hop: Romancing the Hop!

 Romantic Ideas...

     Welcome to my blog! I hope you're taking notes or book marking many of the sites so you can revisit them later. There are so many ideas out there to take note of. They'll keep you busy for a long time along with all the new books and authors we hope you're book marking, too! I'm no different in wanting to give you some ideas on keeping that flame alive between you and your partner. Love is what makes things happen but we know it takes more than just love to keep the heat level going! I'll go through a list but I know that list can be added to so mark us all and come back later. Here goes...

1. Mutual trust begins with a strong self-esteem and knowing who YOU are. If you're comfortable in your relationship, you'll not have mistrust seeping in to destroy what you two share.

2. Give each other space to spread the wings and be yourself. Feeling trapped in a relationship will only feed resentment.

3. Compliment each other even if it's to say I'm glad you're with me today.

4. Give each other a sexy wink several times a day!

5.  Hugs are NOT over-rated! Give them out!

6.  Post sticky notes on the bathroom mirror, inside cupboard doors, etc.

7.  Holding hands while you're watching TV or walking outside confirms what's in your heart.

8. Old but true...never go to sleep mad at each other.

9.  Be a good listener...ask how their day was.

10.  Make eye contact when you say 'I love you'. 

         What is your favorite thing about Romance? Well, we authors are ready to share our romantic tips and favorite romance reads! Over 200 Authors and Bloggers will share their favorite things about romance, reading romance, and dating.

       And while we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 200 giveaways and on each blog, a giveaway hosted by that Author or Blogger.

       But that's not all....

     We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, leave a comment and you can enter over 200 times!

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack!

       Yep. ALL of that! Whoot! Be sure to visit as many blogs as you can over the weekend to enjoy some stories and facts about our favorite Romance events and reads and enter to win!

My Prize Package:

A Spa Package!

(Twilight Woods or Lime Coconut)

Body lotion, body shampoo, body mist, shower glove, 
bath sponge and one of my new tee shirts! 

1 - Leave a comment so you're entered in the Grand Prize Packages - be sure to include your name and email address!! Remember, comment 200 times today! There are over 200 blogs in this hop!
2 - Enter the RaffleCopter to be in my contest. Earn several entries! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Thanks for the chance!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  2. Wonderful giveaway! Thanks!

    Sabrina.shields @

  3. Hey---we have the same blog background. LOL It's romantic!

    Celestejones215 at rocketmail dot com

  4. What a fun hop!
    delphinareadstoomuch at yahoo

  5. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

    janie1215 AT excite DOT com

  6. Hugs are awesome!


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  8. lime coconut omahablack at yahoo dot com

  9. Thanks for being part of the blog hop. I would love the lime coconut if I win.
    Sue B

  10. Thanks for being part of the blog hop. I would love Twilight Woods if I win.
    Hugs are big in our house
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  11. Thanks for being part of the hop! I think I'd like Lime Coconut.. makes me think of "You put the lime in the coconut and mix it all up..." LOL

  12. Great post!!! I love romance books but they must have HEA’s! My favorite are series because I love seeing the characters again in other books!!

    thanks for the contest!!

  13. Can I add an #11? Remember and celebrate the "little things".. especially when you feel unwanted. Remembering that he brought your favourite snack, or you found an old recipe from his mum that you then made (with hours on the telephone to get it right).. then you see that it's just a rough patch. And this too will pass.

    thanks for participating. It's the PATH to the HEA or HFN that always makes the story.

  14. Great advice. I focus on respect and being a good friend. I've made mistakes along the road of 43 years of marriage but, thankfully, my hubby and I have grown wiser because of the hiccups.

  15. Great contest, thank you.

  16. Great list, specially agree with #1 and #2.
    bituin76 AT hotmail DOT com

  17. Great list!
    For me it's about the growing intimacy/bond between the man and woman.
    Thanks for participating in the hop and giving us all a chance to share our stories and win.

  18. Love your post! Thank you!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  19. Thanks so much for the chance!

  20. Thanks for participating! Really like the hop so far!! I love reading, especially romance. I love reading contemporary, historical and erotic romance. I love the happy ending that is garenteed at the end. My favorite book is Lover Mine by JR Ward! I love John Matthew and Xhex. My favorite romantic moment was when my fiancé asked me to marry him! We meant two years ago right around when summer was ending when my friend and I went out for our last big night out before classes started again. I think it is romantic when he brings me flowers because no one else has ever done it! Thanks so much! Hope everyone else is having a great long weekend!!

  21. Thanks for the awesome & amazing giveaway!

  22. I love your list. My favorite thing about romance is that the small things mean so much. Thank you for the giveaway.

  23. Thank you for the chance to win...

  24. My favorite thing about romance is the journey the hero and heroine go on to find their HEA!
    Thanks for sharing. Love the blog, great hop!

  25. Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaways! This is so much fun! Thank you! My favorite thing about romance is the romance. lol I love the characters, the plots, the HEA's, the love. I love it all!

  26. Thanks tons for the hop! I only read romance. My fav is Lora Leigh! Going to parade Monday with brothers and sisters! Should be FUN!

  27. The love list is a keeper,and it does work,(hugs,winks. don't go to bed mad). DebP

  28. For me, romance is all about the trust and respect built between the characters. Since I write BDSM, these elements are very important.
    Thank you for participating in the blog hop!

  29. My favorite thing about romance is when two people gradually fall in love and have their happily ever after. The journey is what makes the happily ever after even more special. :) Thank you for the giveaway!

    Crystal Craig

  30. I like the conflict the characters go through to get to their happily ever after!
    Michele Lawrence

    shermie40 at yahoo dot com

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  32. I love the chase and the HEA. I enjoyed your list, too.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  33. Thanks for the giveaway. I would like Lime Coconut.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  34. Thanks for the post!
    Would love twilight woods!!

  35. Thanks for being on the hop! I am discovering so many books and authors. I love it!

    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  36. Nice list.


  37. Thank you for being part of the blog hop. :)


  38. What a great hop! Grand prizes, old friends to visit and new ones to meet… and chances to win at each stop too. I’m in Blog heaven! :-}

    I’m a sucker for the HEA. All my favorite authors give me a great story line, characters I can like, HOT sex and the HEA! <^_^>

    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.

  39. I love every aspect of romance. From the first meeting to the last breath taken.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  40. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  41. Nice list. I find the little things like a massage, hand holding stuff like that I think is romantic.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  42. Thanks for the giveaway :)
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com